Hi, My name is M.J. Klimenko and I offer Telehealth (video conferencing, telephone, email, and chat) counseling or coaching.
M.J. Klimenko, Online Counseling and Coaching makes therapy or coaching services available to people who are too busy, have disabilities that preclude them from office visits, have children at home, people who live in distant areas, those with phobias and fears, and a variety of other issues preventing them from seeing a counselor for in-office visits or would like their sessions at other than regular business hours. Online Counseling or Coaching can help you get to the root of your issues quickly and to develop a plan to resolve them.
Telephone counseling and coaching can be of value if you do not have access to a computer or you prefer telephone sessions. Online counseling or coaching is not appropriate for anyone with suicidal thoughts or severe psychiatric problems. This service is most appropriate for stress, sex, relationship, infidelity, work, disability issues, and family based issues. I do online counseling or coaching directly from Live Chat on this website, Email, Phone Sessions, or Doxy.me, my online “office”.
I work regular hours, late night hours and weekends for phone, video, chat, instant messenger, and email for single people, heterosexual, gay or anyone from the LGBT community: individuals, couples, and families. You will have to contact me to arrange a time. It could be right then or a time that works for both of us unless you see that I’m online and then we can set something up through that portal. Sometimes I’m not busy and will be able to “see” you at the time you contact me. I also have experience working with veterans and their families. Published writer, former instructor, I can help you with creativity issues, to become more of an artist in your own right, to get through writer’s block and more.
If you would like to schedule a session with me and I’m not online please send me an email at:email@example.com or leave a message at 925-344-3241. If you leave a phone message and plan to use your insurance company, if they pay for online counseling, please include your email as I will have to send you some forms. You can send a text to my number as well.
It is your right to remain anonymous if you are not going to use insurance. All of our interactions, voice, email, and website are confidential unless you tell me you are going to seriously harm yourself or someone else or are abusing someone under the age of 18 or over the age of 65. I will ask you for a contact person just in case I don’t think you are safe alone. You, of course, don’t have to give me one but it would be in your best interest to do so even if it is someone you don’t know very well like a coworker. I would never use the number without telling you first and only if one of the above circumstances takes place. The situation would have to be dire and possibly life threatening, not what one would expect to see or hear during the daily course of life, even in upsetting and dysfunctional living. In thirty years of counseling I have only had to seek outside help twice and they were very serious situations. You don’t have to use your real name or tell me where you live as long as it is in the state of California and you are not using insurance. It would be helpful if you did but you don’t have to.
I have two licenses to practice therapy in the State of California and am constrained by those licenses to only act as your therapist if you also reside in California. If you have a life coaching issue you don’t have to live in California to work with me. The assumption is that you are relatively mentally healthy and that Life Coaching is a way to help you recognize what isn’t working in your life and to develop, with me, some goals that will help you attain them and for us to work together to help you attain them. They can be small issues that just keep getting in the way of living a satisfying life or big issues that are bothering or upsetting you.
If I determine you have an issue that puts you in serious danger or are delusional then I will ask you to please contact someone you can see in an office. Danger doesn’t mean the danger of your husband leaving you or something like that, but danger to your life or the lives of others.
I’m non-judgmental, compassionate, and supportive. Get in touch and let’s get started.